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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667538/evaluation-of-gas-well-setback-policy-in-the-marcellus-shale-region-of-pennsylvania-in-relation-to-emissions-of-fine-particulate-matter
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Zoya Banan, Jeremy M Gernand
Implication The Marcellus shale gas is known as a significant source of criteria pollutants and studies show that the current setback distance in Pennsylvania is not adequate to protect the residents from exceeding the established limits. Even an effective setback distance to meet the annual exposure limit may not be adequate to meet the daily limit. The probability of exceeding the annual limit increases with number of wells per site. We use a probabilistic dispersion model to introduce a technical basis to select appropriate setback distances...
April 18, 2018: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666764/evaluation-of-a-therapy-for-idiopathic-chronic-enterocolitis-in-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-and-linked-microbial-community-correlates
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Joshua M Taylor, Erik L Clarke, Kate Baker, Abigail Lauder, Dorothy Kim, Aubrey Bailey, Gary D Wu, Ronald G Collman, Lara Doyle-Meyers, Kasi Russell-Lodrigue, James Blanchard, Frederic D Bushman, Rudolf Bohm
Idiopathic chronic enterocolitis (ICE) is one of the most commonly encountered and difficult to manage diseases of captive rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta ). The etiology is not well understood, but perturbations in gut microbial communities have been implicated. Here we evaluated the effects of a 14-day course of vancomycin, neomycin, and fluconazole on animals affected with ICE, comparing treated, untreated, and healthy animals. We performed microbiome analysis on duodenal and colonic mucosal samples and feces in order to probe bacterial and/or fungal taxa potentially associated with ICE...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665806/awareness-understanding-and-use-of-sodium-information-labelled-on-pre-packaged-food-in-beijing-a-cross-sectional-study
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Yao He, Liping Huang, Sijin Yan, Yuan Li, Lixin Lu, Hongbo Wang, Wenyi Niu, Puhong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Nutrition labelling has been mandatory for pre-packaged foods since 2013 in China, and sodium is one of the nutrients required for display on the nutritional information panel (NIP). This study aimed to estimate the awareness, understanding of, and use of sodium labelling information among the population in China. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in urban Beijing in 2016 on pre-packaged foods. The researchers randomly selected 380 residents from four convenient but disconnected communities and 370 shoppers from four supermarkets owned by different companies and conducted face-to-face interviews...
April 17, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662650/hdl-and-associated-factors-stratified-by-sex-and-menopausal-status-results-from-a-community-based-survey-in-taiwan
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Huan-Cheng Chang, Chuan-Fa Hsieh, Disline Manli Tantoh, Pei-Chieh Ko, Ya-Yu Kung, Mei-Chi Lin, Yi-Ching Liaw, Yung-Po Liaw
Aim: To investigate factors, especially modifiable factors associated with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) in Taiwanese based on sex and menopausal status. Materials and Methods: Participants comprised 2022 men and 2392 women (1267 menopausal and 1125 non-menopausal) aged ≥30 years who resided in Pingzhen district, Taoyuan from 2006-2011. Their data, obtained through questionnaires and measurements were retrieved from the Li-Shin Hospital. Results: Higher HDL was associated with total cholesterol, underweight, and alcohol drinking in both men and women...
March 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659965/a-healthy-asian-a-posteriori-dietary-pattern-correlates-with-a-priori-dietary-patterns-and-is-associated-with-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-a-multiethnic-asian-population
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Clare Whitton, Salome A Rebello, Jeannette Lee, E Shyong Tai, Rob M van Dam
Background: Healthful dietary patterns are associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors in Western populations. However, a consistent healthful dietary pattern across major Asian ethnic groups has yet to be identified. Objective: We aimed to identify a posteriori dietary patterns for Chinese, Malay, and Indian ethnic groups in an urban Asian setting, compare these with a priori dietary patterns, and ascertain associations with cardiovascular disease risk factors including hypertension, obesity, and abnormal blood lipid concentrations...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658296/medical-and-health-surveillance-in-postaccident-recovery-experience-after-fukushima
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K Tanigawa
The accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant occurred following the huge tsunami and earthquake of 11 March 2011. After the accident, there was considerable uncertainty and concern about the health effects of radiation. In this difficult situation, emergency responses, including large-scale evacuation, were implemented. The Fukushima Health Management Survey (FHMS) was initiated 3 months after the accident. The primary purposes of FHMS were to monitor the long-term health of residents, promote their well-being, and monitor any health effects related to long-term, low-dose radiation exposure...
January 1, 2018: Annals of the ICRP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657490/mandibular-canine-index-a-study-for-gender-determination-in-gandhinagar-population
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Roseline Ankit Patel, Anjani Ramchandra Chaudhary, Bhavin Bipinchandra Dudhia, Zonty Sylvestor Macwan, Purv Shashank Patel, Yesha Vijaykumar Jani
Introduction: One of the important pieces of information gathered from tooth analysis is the sex of an individual. In most human living populations, mandibular canines show the greatest dimorphism and greatest dimensional differences between males and females. In view of these facts, the aim of this study was to establish the standard mandibular canine index (MCI) and estimate the sexual dimorphism in the population of Gandhinagar district of Gujarat state. Materials and Methods: The study consisted of 400 subjects, 200 males and 200 females in the age group of 20-40 years...
September 2017: Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655963/abortion-training-in-us-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residency-programs
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Jody E Steinauer, Jema K Turk, Tali Pomerantz, Kristin Simonson, Lee A Learman, Uta Landy
BACKGROUND: Nearly 15 years ago, 51% of US obstetrics and gynecology residency training program directors reported that abortion training was routine, 39% reported training was optional, and 10% did not have training. The status of abortion training now is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine the current status of abortion training in obstetrics and gynecology residency programs. STUDY DESIGN: Through surveying program directors of US obstetrics and gynecology residency training programs, we conducted a cross-sectional study on the availability and characteristics of abortion training...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655496/effectiveness-of-a-long-lasting-piperonyl-butoxide-treated-insecticidal-net-and-indoor-residual-spray-interventions-separately-and-together-against-malaria-transmitted-by-pyrethroid-resistant-mosquitoes-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-two-by-two-factorial-design
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Natacha Protopopoff, Jacklin F Mosha, Eliud Lukole, Jacques D Charlwood, Alexandra Wright, Charles D Mwalimu, Alphaxard Manjurano, Franklin W Mosha, William Kisinza, Immo Kleinschmidt, Mark Rowland
BACKGROUND: Progress in malaria control is under threat by wide-scale insecticide resistance in malaria vectors. Two recent vector control products have been developed: a long-lasting insecticidal net that incorporates a synergist piperonyl butoxide (PBO) and a long-lasting indoor residual spraying formulation of the insecticide pirimiphos-methyl. We evaluated the effectiveness of PBO long-lasting insecticidal nets versus standard long-lasting insecticidal nets as single interventions and in combination with the indoor residual spraying of pirimiphos-methyl...
April 11, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652896/a-cohort-study-of-the-effects-of-older-adult-care-dependence-upon-household-economic-functioning-in-peru-mexico-and-china
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Maëlenn M Guerchet, Mariella Guerra, Yueqin Huang, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Ana Luisa Sosa, Richard Uwakwe, Isaac Acosta, Peter Ezeah, Sara Gallardo, Zhaorui Liu, Rosie Mayston, Veronica Montes de Oca, Hong Wang, Martin J Prince
BACKGROUND: While links between disability and poverty are well established, there have been few longitudinal studies to clarify direction of causality, particularly among older adults in low and middle income countries. We aimed to study the effect of care dependence among older adult residents on the economic functioning of their households, in catchment area survey sites in Peru, Mexico and China. METHODS: Households were classified from the evolution of the needs for care of older residents, over two previous community surveys, as 'incident care', 'chronic care' or 'no care', and followed up three years later to ascertain economic outcomes (household income, consumption, economic strain, satisfaction with economic circumstances, healthcare expenditure and residents giving up work or education to care)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652242/chiari-decompression-outcomes-using-ligamentum-nuchae-harvest-and-duraplasty-in-pediatric-patients-with-chiari-malformation-type-i
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Michael J Cools, Carolyn S Quinsey, Scott W Elton
OBJECTIVE The choice of graft material for duraplasty in decompressions of Chiari malformations remains a matter of debate. The authors present a detailed technique for harvesting ligamenta nuchae, as well as the clinical and radiographic outcomes of this technique, in a case series. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective study evaluating the outcomes of Chiari malformation type I decompression and duraplasty in children aged 0-18 years at a single institution from 2013 to 2016. They collected both intraoperative and postoperative variables and compared them qualitatively to published data...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652218/adsorptive-conversion-of-nitrogen-dioxide-from-etching-vent-gases-over-activated-carbon
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Mei-Ling Fang, Ching-Yi Wu, Ming-Shean Chou
Some metal etching operations emit limited flow rates of waste gases with reddish-brown NO2 fume which may cause visual and acidic-odor complaints as well as negative healthy effects. In this study, tests were performed by passing caustic-treated waste gases vented from Al-etching operations through columns packed either with virgin or regenerated GAC (granular activated carbon) to test their adsorptive conversion performance of NO2 in the gases. The gases contained 5-55 ppm NO2 and acetic and nitric acids of below 3 ppm...
April 13, 2018: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652043/-the-hardware-techniques-for-the-restoration-of-the-gait-stereotype-in-the-patients-following-total-hip-replacement-the-personalized-approach
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E S Koneva, K V Lyadov, T V Shapovalenko, E V Zhukova, V G Polushkin
BACKGROUND: total hip replacement has long ago become the «golden standard» for the treatment of dysplastic coxarthrosis in thousands of the patients receiving it every year. In the meantime, the analysis of the specialized literature gives evidence of the lack of a systematic and personified approach to the rehabilitation treatment. AIM: The objective of the present study was to improve medical rehabilitation of the patients following the total hip replacement and to develop the personalized programs for walking modality reconstruction taking into consideration the age and the body weight of the patients...
April 9, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651473/microfluidic-lung-airway-on-a-chip-with-arrayable-suspended-gels-for-studying-epithelial-and-smooth-muscle-cell-interactions
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Mouhita Humayun, Chung-Wai Chow, Edmond W K Young
Chronic lung diseases (CLDs) are regulated by complex interactions between many different cell types residing in lung airway tissues. Specifically, interactions between airway epithelial cells (ECs) and airway smooth muscle cells (SMCs) have been shown in part to play major roles in the pathogenesis of CLDs, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are not well understood. To advance our understanding of lung pathophysiology and accelerate drug development processes, new innovative in vitro tissue models are needed that can reconstitute the complex in vivo microenvironment of human lung tissues...
April 13, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650483/solid-cystic-and-tubular-novice-ultrasound-skills-training-using-a-versatile-affordable-practice-model
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Shruti Sevak, Benjamin Lurvey, Ashley A Woodfin, Zachary Hothem, Rose E Callahan, James Robbins, Kathryn Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: In spite of the recognized benefits of ultrasound, many physicians have little experience with using ultrasound to perform procedures. Many medical schools and residency programs lack a formal ultrasound training curriculum. We describe an affordable ultrasound training curriculum and versatile, inexpensive practice model. DESIGN: Participants underwent a didactic session to teach the theory required to perform ultrasound-guided procedures. Motor skills were taught using a practice model incorporating analogs of common anatomic and pathologic structures into an opacified gelatin substrate...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650243/testicular-macrophages-guardians-of-fertility
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Noushin Mossadegh-Keller, Michael H Sieweke
Macrophages are innate immune cells present in essentially every organ of the body with dedicated tissue specific functions. We will present in this review the unique properties and functions of macrophage populations residing in the testis, an immune-privileged organ. Testicular macrophages (tMΦ) could be seen as guardians of fertility due to their immunosuppressive functions protecting spermatogenesis from auto immune-attack. They exhibit testis specific functions with essential roles in normal testis homeostasis and fetal testicular development...
April 3, 2018: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649013/eeg-patterns-in-patients-with-calcified-neurocysticercosis-with-or-without-hippocampal-atrophy
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Naoum P Issa, Mark J Sedler, Victor J Del Brutto, Elizabeth Darsan, Lucía Milla, Jessica Montes, Mauricio Zambrano, Oscar H Del Brutto
PURPOSE: To assess whether hippocampal atrophy develops in conjunction with clinical or subclinical epileptiform or encephalopathic activity in subjects with neurocysticercosis (NCC). METHODS: Using a population-based and nested case-control study design, scalp EEGs and brain MRIs were performed in Atahualpa residents aged ≥40 years, who have imaging-confirmed NCC (case patients), as well as in age- and sex-matched NCC-free control subjects. RESULTS: Sixty-two case patients and 62 control subjects were included...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648982/effects-of-mitochondrial-transplantation-on-bioenergetics-cellular-incorporation-and-functional-recovery-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Jenna L Gollihue, Samir P Patel, Khalid C Eldahan, David H Cox, Renee R Donahue, Brad Taylor, Pat Sulllivan, Alexander G Rabchevsky
Our previous studies reported that pharmacological maintenance of mitochondrial bioenergetics after experimental spinal cord injury (SCI) provided functional neuroprotection. Recent evidence indicates that endogenous mitochondrial transfer is neuroprotective as well, and so we extended these studies with a novel approach to transplant exogenous mitochondria into the injured rat spinal cord. Using a rat model of L1/L2 contusion SCI, we herein report that transplantation of exogenous mitochondria derived from either cell culture or syngeneic leg muscle maintain acute bioenergetics of the injured spinal cord in a concentration-dependent manner...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648960/running-out-of-time-exploring-women-s-motivations-for-social-egg-freezing
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Kylie Baldwin, Lorraine Culley, Nicky Hudson, Helene Mitchell
OBJECTIVE: Few qualitative studies have explored women's use of social egg freezing. Derived from an interview study of 31 participants, this article explores the motivations of women using this technology. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 31 users of social egg freezing resident in UK (n = 23), USA (n = 7) and Norway (n = 1). Interviews were face to face (n = 16), through Skype and Facetime (n = 9) or by telephone (n = 6)...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648831/the-molecular-mechanism-behind-resistance-of-the-g1202r-mutated-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-to-the-approved-drug-ceritinib
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Chaohong Chen, Zhifeng He, Deyao Xie, Liangcheng Zheng, Tianhao Zhao, Xinbo Zhang, Dezhi Cheng
Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) has been regarded as an essential target for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the emergence of G1202R solvent front mutation that confer resistance to the drugs were reported for the first as well as the second generation ALK inhibitors. It was supposed that the G1202R solvent front mutation might hinder the drug binding. In this study, a different fact could be clarified by multiple molecular modeling methodologies through a structural analogue of ceritinib (compound 10, Cpd-10) that is reported to be a potent inhibitor against the G1202R mutation...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
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